2019 Balloons Over Morgantown Event Schedule

Thursday, October 24, 2019

NightGlow at Morgantown Mall
Approx. 6:30pm*
The balloons often stagger their inflation but we plan to have everyone inflated and glowing together by around 6:30-7:00pm.  We suggest
you arrive early to watch them inflate and to allow time for traffic and parking.

Friday, October 25, 2019
8am Balloon Launch - Morgantown Airport*
4pm Balloon Launch - Morgantown Airport*

, October 26, 2019

8am Balloon Launch - Morgantown Airport*

4pm Balloon Launch - Morgantown Airport*

Sunday, October 27, 2019
8am Balloon Launch - Morgantown Airport*

to Watch the Balloons

 All of our launches this year will be from the Morgantown Airport, near the main runway.  Although non-crew members are not permitted in the launch area, there are fences where the balloons will be visible.  Locations near the airport will also offer views of the balloons once they take off.  Another fun activity is chasing balloons!  Once you see a balloon you can follow it until it lands and then participate in packing it up!  As the balloons fly, they will be visible from different areas of Morgantown.  If you're not able to make it to the launch, keep an eye out for the balloons over the weekend.  Often times the balloons travel different directions at each launch so even if you miss them one day, they might fly right over you the next!  We try to post which direction our balloons are flying on Facebook and Twitter so keep checking our page for updates on each launch!  If you do decide to chase, we ask that you please give priority to our balloon crew and vehicles! 

About NightGlow

Nightglow is an evening event when the balloons inflate but do not fly.  Every balloon has two burners, a blue flame which is used for flight and an orange flame.  During a night glow, the orange flame is used to light up the balloon and they all glow together!  This event allows you a chance to get up close to the balloons and take some beautiful pictures of them glowing at night!  At the beginning of the event, we'll have the balloon area fenced off - this allows us to get the crew and balloons into their places!  Once the balloons are set, we'll open the fences to let you get right up next to them!  We hope to see you there!

*Please note that all of our balloon launch and event times are estimates.  The actual launch and event times will be based on weather briefings, weather conditions, set-up etc.  For more information about what can affect a launch, please read our FAQ page.